This blog is where you will find community council information, including meeting times, minutes and agenda. Do please comment on postings.

Saturday, 28 June 2014

A chance to help shape healthcare in Lothian

NHS Lothian have set out a draft strategic plan - Our Health, Our Care, Our Future – that describes what they propose to do over the coming decade to to help people live healthier, longer lives and continue to provide a high quality, sustainable healthcare system for the people of Lothian.

The plan outlines a range of proposals which will allow them to:
  • improve the quality of care
  • improve the health of the population
  • provide better value and financial sustainability.
The full plan (PDF) is now available for your comments! 

You can read a 16 page summary (PDF) and fill in an online response form by visiting the Our Health, Our Care, Our Future pages of NHS Lothian's website. Responses are requested by 8 Aug 2014.

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Agenda for MSCC meeting on We 25 Jun 2014 at 7:30pm

Marchmont & Sciennes Community Council will hold its June meeting on 25 June 2014, at 7:30pm.  

The meeting will take place in our usual venue of St Catherine's Argyle Church halls on Beaufort Road/ Grange Road. 

This will be our ninth and final meeting of 13/14.  We will then take a break until 23rd September when our regular practice of meeting on the fourth Wednesday of the month will resume.

All who live or work in the area are most welcome to attend 


 1                  Sederunt and apologies
 2                     Minutes of last meeting, 28 April 2014
 3                     Matters arising from the minutes 
·            Jawbones removal/refurbishment
·            Regulation of temporary sign size
·            Interaction with school councils

 4                  Police Report
·       Break-ins to local businesses

Items for discussion
 5                   Prioritisation system used for carriageways and footway

 6                  Marchmont Crescent Notice board

Items mainly for information
 7                   Treasurer's report
 8                    Planning matters
·            Local planning applications
 9                  Temporary Road Orders
10                 Neighbourhood Partnership
11                 Royal Edinburgh and Astley Ainslie Developments
12                  AOCB
13                  Date of next meeting: 24 September 2014

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Scottish Independence Referendum - Register to vote




100 days to go

There are only 100 days until the Scottish Independence Referendum on Thursday 18 September 2014. To be able to vote you must be registered by 2 September 2014.

Registration Roadshows

Come along to one of our Registration Roadshows to check if you are registered and sign up - it only takes a few minutes. You can also register by contacting the Electoral Registration Office directly.

Being on the register gives you the chance to have a say on important issues that affect you. It can also improve your credit rating and help with background checks.

Use, don’t lose your vote


Sunday, 1 June 2014

Summer Fair for Marchmont Playgroup on Su 15 Jun from 2:30 to 4:30pm at Marchmont St Giles' Church

Marchmont Playgroup is a registered charity run from the Marchmont St Giles' Church that offers affordable childcare to local families. 

They will be holding a Summer Fair on Su 15 Jun to raise funds. This will run from 2:30 to 4:30pm at Marchmont St Giles' Church.